Livermore’s relationship with Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood is cited as one of the main reasons the deal could happen, with the pair having worked together at Tottenham Hotspur.
So how does he compare to the current midfielders at the club? Some Villa players have been omitted as they have played significantly fewer minutes than the Hull man.
|Position||Team||Goals||Passing Accuracy||Won Tackles Per Game||Interceptions Won Per Game||Duels Won Per Game||Appearances||Mins Played|
|Jake Livermore||MF||Hull City||1||84%||2.13||1.87||4.03||31||2,749|
|Tom Cleverley||MF||Aston Villa / Man Utd||0||87%||2.11||0.78||4.41||27||2,178|
|Fabian Delph||MF||Aston Villa||0||85%||1.91||1.48||6.13||23||1,984|
|Charles N'Zogbia||MF||Aston Villa||0||79%||0.41||0.14||2.23||22||1,100|
|Carlos Sánchez||MF||Aston Villa||0||83%||1.88||1.36||6.24||25||1,879|
|Ashley Westwood||MF||Aston Villa||0||83%||0.91||1.23||2.09||22||1,739|
The two immediate stats, which jump out are the number of successful tackles he’s making per game on average alongside successful interceptions, both of which are better than Aston Villa’s main midfield men in the same areas.
It suggests that he’d add aggression to Villa’s midfield and also has a good ability to read the game, which would be useful in defence and attack.
In defence it would help to cut out danger before it develops and further up the pitch, it would help Villa maintain their pressure over their opposition.
He’s also competitive in terms of his passing accuracy and in terms of the duels he wins against other players on average.
In terms of how Tim Sherwood likes Villa to use the ball and the way he likes his middle men to battle, Villa would lose nothing by signing him and he's also ahead in terms of goals.
However, the Tigers still have a realistic chance of staying up, which would throw a spanner into the works.